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Gone With the Grain

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

It was an age of patience and finesse according to ace lensman, Alan Van Gysen, who we asked to give his thoughts on being a photographer in the pre-digital era. A time when all surf moments seen on screen and in print were captured on film. For #TBT this week, we take a look at […]


An Ocean of Music with The Hinds Brothers

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

Music plays a major role in our lives, whether it be while we work, surf, or relax. With this in mind, welcome to our new series called Surfer’s Ear, where we introduce you to some of the artists and albums getting major spin time in Zag’s playlist. Album: OCEAN OF MILK   Artist: THE HINDS BROTHERS […]


Feral Missions In North Sumatra – by David Terblanche

by zigzag / posted on 12 August, 2014

As surfers, we often stray from the trusted path in search of the perfect wave. That’s exactly what Durban local, David Terblanche, and his crew did when they went looking for waves in North Sumatra. ‘Feral Missions In North Sumatra’ is David’s entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic […]


Surf Ninja – Remi Petersen

by zigzag / posted on 11 August, 2014

If you’ve been to Jeffreys Bay in the recent past, chances are you would have already witnessed this wave assassin in action. On his backhand at his home break, Supertubes, he is one of the standouts. And whether he is riding a single fin, twinnie, thruster, quad or even finless, this week’s Surf Ninja, Remi […]


Shark Attack Incident Report Released by City

by zigzag / posted on 8 August, 2014

While surfing at Muizenberg with some friends last Friday (1 August, 2014), Matt Smithers was bitten by a great white an estimated 4.4 metres in length. One of the many questions often raised following an incident as serious as this, is whether of course an attack could have been prevented? Or how do we plan […]


Monumental Moments

by zigzag / posted on 7 August, 2014

Mzansi’s surf history is rich and varied, and sprinkled with a number of monumental moments that stand out. This week we throw you back to our 200th Issue (Zigzag 33.7 – circa 2009), where we featured just some of these important days in our surfing annals. (click images to view larger and read) The end […]


Get Pitted. Win Big! (Monster Pitstop)

by zigzag / posted on 7 August, 2014

Have you been getting barrelled since 1 June? Like Umhlanga local, Chris Leppan did last week as seen in this clip filmed by Grant Harper? Well if you have – and have it on video – then you should enter it into the Monster Energy Pitstop presented by Zigzag in association with O’Neill and iON […]


The Elephant Bus – by Dan Scheffler

by zigzag / posted on 7 August, 2014

We all hear instances of surfed out explorers arriving home wide-eyed, with a sack full of stories articulating how good they had it in some remote Indonesian location. This is the story less told, of the road less travelled by a man who, after taking a chance with a relatively unknown spot, was left skunked […]


Shooting ‘The One’ with Mongoose (GoPro Cover Me)

by zigzag / posted on 6 August, 2014

“You just go home, plug your GoPro in and pray that you managed to get that shot you think was the one,” we are told by Brad “Mongoose” Mommsen. Lately the KZN South Coast local has been grafting on a charter boat in Fiji, but it was back home months earlier where he started refining […]


Surf Ninja – Justin Sykes

by zigzag / posted on 5 August, 2014

Brimming with all the chutzpah of a newly graduated high schooler ready to take on the world, this wave assassin knows no fear. There is always room for a fearless charger in our underground army, so this week we introduce to you – from the north coast of KZN – our latest Surf Ninja, Justin […]